514-2 B. Progress and Accomplishments o The Department made 90 awards to historically black colleges; 19 of those awards were new (as shown In Table 1). o Program staff visited institutions in serious trouble. o The program staff was able to provide special assistance to institutions with the greatest need. C. Cost, Benefits and Effectiveness Types of Benefits: The Title III program was originally established to provide assistance to historically black colleges or other institutions with similar problems. The Administration looks to this program as an important funding source for historically black colleges. The Program consists of four efforts as described below. The Strengthening Institutions Program (Part A) provides one-to-three-year renewable grants and four-to-seven-year non-renewable grants. At least 25 percent of the funds appropriated under this program must be used for non-renewable grants. At least 24 percent of the funds must be awarded to two-year institutions. Funds may be used for planning or faculty develop- ment, curriculum development, special services, management improvement activities, the purchasing of equipment for curriculum and management improvement, and the shared use of facilities. The Institutions with Special Needs Program (Part B) provides non-renewable one-to-five-year grants.Historically black colleges and universities must receive at least 50 percent of the funds which they received under Title III 1n fiscal year 1979, or $27,035,000. At least of 30 percent of the funds under this program must be awarded to two-year Institutions. Funds may be used for planning or faculty development, curriculum develop- ment special services or management improvement activities, the purchasing of equipment for curriculum and management improvement, and the shared use of facilities. The Challenge Grant Program (Part C) is no longer authorized to make new awar3s^Funds havebeen transferred to the Endowment Grant Program. The Endowment Grant Program (Part C) provides eligible institutions with a Federal government match of Institutionally raised endowment funds. The minimum award is for $50,000, and the maximum award is $250,000 for FY 1984, and $500,000 thereafter. Institutions are eligible to receive two grants within a five-year cycle. The cycle begins the first year that an Institution receives an award. An Institution must, however, establish eligibility for program participation each year 1t applies for funds. There are no restrictions on the use of the Income produced by the endow- ment except that an Institution may not spend more than 50 percent of the annual Income produced. The endowment corpus may not be spent for the 20-year grant period.ies and the least success In surmounting them.lifornia at Los Angeles, California, 1984.